About This Listing
This is a large room with a desk, table, dresser, 2 piece ensuite toilet and sink and a sofabed which is perfect for 2 kids or 1 adult, additonal $35.00 fee per person or to make up the sofabed. Your view looks south towards the Twenty Mile Creek.
Escarpment Room king bed & 2 piece ensuite toilet and sink, $145.00 single or double occupancy. Sofa bed in the Escarpment room is an additional $35.00 if a third person sleeps in it. (With my additonal bedrooms I can sleep 7-8 people.)
A naturalist, I proudly own my eco-friendly B&B, next to a world famous owl sanctuary on the banks of the Twenty Mile Creek. Frozen during most of the winter, the creek makes for a magical experience, walking or skiing through the valley on sunny days or starry nights. Come for a walk with doggy Cedar and me and we’ll listen for owl and coyote songs!
20 minutes from Niagara Falls, 2 minutes from Jordan Village, there are more wineries in my backyard than anywhere else in Canada. We are a few minutes from the Niagara Escarpment, UNESCO World Heritage designation, with Canada's longest and oldest foot-trail, The Bruce Trail. Beautiful hiking along the edge of the Escarpment, looking north towards Lake Ontario.
My 16 year old company, Niagara Nature Tours offers "Wine, Garden, History & Agricultural Tours & Hikes" Rated in the top 3 Eco & Adventure Tour companies in Canada. As seen on the Discovery Channel, Canadian Geographic and The Canada Travel Show.
Hairdry and toiletries.
Towels and facecloths.
Sunroom/Diningroom for reading, playing cards etc.
Stone terrace and beautiful iron table and chairs to relax around.
Campfire site to have your own private campfire to watch the stars and listen for the owls singing at the neighbouring owl sanctuarly.
Interaction with Guests
This is my home so I am here to welcome my guests and to interact as much or as little as you would like me to. You just have to let me know which, because I won't know unless you tell me!
I live in the middle of Canada's Fruit Belt/Carolinian Canada and along the Twenty Mile Creek Valley. There are more wineries in my rural Town of Lincoln than anywhere else in Canada! We are a 2 minute drive from the Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest continuous foot trail. Jordan Village is just through the valley and historic Ball’s Falls Conservation Area is a few minutes drive further south. To the north along my road is a marina that rents bikes, canoes, kayaks and even a dragon boat! You can then paddle along my Twenty Mile Creek and get to Harbour Estates Winery and further south paddle below the beautiful pink Grimsby sandstone piers from the original Grand Truck Railway (from which my house is made!) Because I own Niagara Nature Tours I can supply you with lots of books, maps, pamphlets and ideas for hikes…or you can hire me to accompany you!
Other Things to Note
Cedar and I welcome pets into our home with a $35.00 one time fee, but you must contact me about it to make arrangements for your pets sleeping arrangements. I was an animal nurse long ago so would love to hang out and "babysit" your pet if I'm around.
No smoking inside.
Please bring slippers or I can provide, as we don't wear outdoor shoes in the house.
Please use coasters and trays for wet and damp glasses, cloths, bottles etc, etc.
Please don't put damp towels etc. on the wood chairs and furniture.
If you have any concerns while you are visiting with us, please let me know while you are here so we can resolve them. I truly appreciate kindness because this is my home and not a hotel.
Night Owl & Escarpment Rooms looking out towards the Niagara Escarpment and the Twenty Mile Creek in the Twenty Valley.
We highly recommend Carla's B&B. We had a wonderful time, Carla was so sweet and welcoming. She lives in a gorgeous spot and the house has a lovely and quaint atmosphere. The Vineland area is really worth the visit and Carla has given us so many interesting tips. It was really up to our expectations. We'll definitely take our friends over when they come from France.
He Caroline, thank you and you all were so sweet to me!! I was very touched meeting your mom...she really made me feel so happy about sharing my life with you, and pride in my neighbourhood here in Niagara. She almost made me cry she was so sweet. Would be wonderful for you to visit again...you could have a campfire with your friends, and listen to the owls singing, under the stars. // Did you make it up to the Hawkwatch?
The experience at Carla's B&B was beautiful. We've had such a great time. The home is very cozy and the yard is so lovely. We went to a great museum and had an amazing dinner in the town just up the street. Carla is such a sweet heart and took great care of us and our puppy Gus. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Thank you Justin, it was lovely to have you stay with us, and I appreciated your kindness and the respect shown. It's a muddy time of year and because of your willingness to help me with Gus coming into the house, one time after jumping in the Creek.... holy moly! Cedar sure led Gus on a merry chase! It was all fun and happy!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience staying at Carla's place. She is very knowledgeable about the area and shared a lot of interesting stories at breakfast
What a beautiful setting Carla's home is in. Such a peaceful area. Carla was there to great us and was always there to tend to our every need. We were able to bring our dog along and she had such a good time with Carla and Cedar. The ground are beautiful and breakfast was amazing. Carla is so knowledgeable, she is a fountain of information. We were able to see the two great horned owls that come to the property, among many other birds. We would go back in a heartbeat.
I had a superb experience at Bonnybank. I was attending a conference in St-Catherines, and this B&B gave me the opportunity to also get a feel for the surrounding areas - which are georgeous. Bonnybank sits in the middle of a little paradise: peach trees, the Jordan River, animals galore. Great spot for walking around or to take a run. The nearby Jordan Village Main St. is charming and offers a few useful services.
Carla is a very good hostess. She is attentive and considerate, and wants her guests to be comfortable. She is also *very* knowledgeable of the area and will be happy to tell you about it, passionately, if you so desire.
The room was large and comfortable and the breakfasts more than satisfying.
Thank you Carla for a very enjoyable stay!
We enjoyed our stay in Vineland but the B&B did not meet our expectations. I'm sorry to say that the owner was very disorganized. There were complaints made by Carla regarding trying to cook too many breakfasts at one time. Her kitchen and house were very cluttered. The house needs a lot of work as well. Carla herself is a very nice lady and she does try to accommodate, but maybe she has just taken on too much.
To end it all she asked us if we could, on our way out, deliver some materials to another winery for her, as she had forgotten all about that, and she would never be ready in time, as she was still preparing breakfasts. We did, but this is not something you should be asking your guests to do.
Bonnybank is a great place to stay and explore the beauty of the Niagara peninsula. There is marvelous wine available within walking distance so it's a great spot to end your wine tour and let the driver have a few nips before supper. The location is tranquil and surrounded with natural beauty. Carla is a gracious host and made us a great breakfast.
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About the Host, Carla
I'm a naturalist, environmentalist type who loves organic gardening, music, dancing, hiking, swimming with my doggy Cedar and writing my nature column. Before I founded Niagara Nature Tours 16 years ago, I worked at Agriculture Canada in Ornamental Entomology. Worked there for 14 years at Vineland Research Station before I was downsized. I care passionately about the Niagara Peninsula and it's agricultural lands, green spaces and history.
My Niagara Nature Tours offers Wine, Garden, History, Agriculture and Nature Tours and Hikes. Custom made, just for you or your group!